Horse Health Matters®

Desensitize Your Horse to Common Encounters

by EquiMed Staff

April 18, 2017 18:16

Because of the horse's exceptionally perceptive and sensitive nature, he has the ability to detect sensory stimuli on the trail or in unfamiliar places that …

Emergency Preparedness - Transporting Your Equine

by Flossie Sellers

April 11, 2017 11:31

Some horses fear trailers. Read the do's and don'ts of trailering and how practice in trailering your horse pays off in an emergency …

Fitness And Conditioning

Using the Counter Canter To Build Your Horse's Strength

EquiMed Staff

Using the Counter Canter To Build Your Horse's Strength

by EquiMed Staff

April 15, 2017 15:02

The counter canter means the horse is cantering on a circle going left and the rider deliberately makes the horse canter with the right canter lead, so the …

General Care

Eight Tips to a Better Summer for Your Horse

Deb M. Eldredge, DVM

Eight Tips to a Better Summer for Your Horse

by Deb M. Eldredge, DVM

April 21, 2017 16:27

Read these 8 tips to learn about keeping horses comfortable and healthy during hot summer weather …

Tip of the Day

Use rubber stall mats over concrete breezeways in your barn to prevent horses from slipping and falling, especially when shod.

Pros and Cons: Are Horse Shoes Necessary for Hoof Health …

by EquiMed Staff

May 1, 2017 18:21

Some horse professionals and owners think of horseshoes as a necessary evil brought on by circumstances that limit the horse's natural exercise and other …

Lameness

Judging Horse Leg Conformation

Deb M. Eldredge, DVM

Judging Horse Leg Conformation

by Deb M. Eldredge, DVM

May 3, 2017 09:06

Judging a horse's conformation takes careful study and knowledge of horse anatomy. Because of their importance to the performance and soundness of a horse, the …

Changing Insulin Resistance to Insulin Sensitivity in Horses

by Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D.

May 4, 2017 14:46

Even horses of normal weight can be insulin resistant, exhibited by regional fat deposits along the neck, shoulders, tailhead, and back …

Nutrition

Testing Your Horse Pasture for Peace of Mind

Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D.

Testing Your Horse Pasture for Peace of Mind

by Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D.

May 6, 2017 12:02

While grass tends to be lower in sugar/starch during the summer, the situation changes as the night time temperatures drop below 40 degrees F, making it …

Videos

Hoof Care - Trimming the Donkey

Video of donkey hoof trimming.

Horse Snips

Horse Health Video Shorts

Essentials

Meeting the Horse's Basic Dietary Needs

by EquiMed Staff

May 3, 2017 11:17

Horses require basic nutrition elements in proper proportions and amounts. This article discuss the equine's basic dietary needs, giving you the information you …

General Care

Horse Parasite Control Guidelines

EquiMed Staff

Horse Parasite Control Guidelines

by EquiMed Staff

November 8, 2018 11:24

Read about the many types of parasites that can affect your horse and learn how using the three "arms" of strategic deworming can be an answer to your parasite …

General Care

Horse Vaccination Guidelines

EquiMed Staff

Horse Vaccination Guidelines

by EquiMed Staff

April 21, 2017 10:34

An effective equine vaccination program always begins with a discussion with your veterinarian and why the risk factors in your particular area of the country …

First Aid

Do's and Don'ts of Horse First Aid

EquiMed Staff

Do's and Don'ts of Horse First Aid

by EquiMed Staff

April 10, 2017 10:26

Minor injuries and illnesses in horses can turn into costly or catastrophic situations if not recognized and treated promptly. Read to learn the 5 principles of …

Word of the Day

FWCF

A Fellow of the Worshipful Company of Farriers (UK).

Want a Healthy Horse? Look to the Way Horses Live in the Wild …

by EquiMed Staff

April 25, 2017 13:06

Over the years, researchers have thoroughly investigated the evolution of horses and determined that the way horses live in the wild can serve as a guide for …

es·sen·tial
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adjective
  1. absolutely necessary; extremely important.
    synonyms: crucial, necessary, key, vital, indespensable, important, of the essence, critcal imperative, manditory, compulsory, obligatory

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Quote of the Day

When the manger is empty, the horses fight.

English Proverb

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